Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area
Over 500 farmlands, hillsides and homesteads in New Jersey played a part in the American Revolution. History buffs will enjoy the comprehensive and unique insights into the state’s role in the Revolutionary War by visiting the collection of state-wide heritage sites that make up the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area.
This history organization has curated itineraries and themed trips on its website. Create your own independent road trip, or follow the trail of 14 themed story lines that detail the war’s impact on different areas of the state. When in Morris County, visit Morristown National Historical Park, an anchor location for the Crossroads National Heritage Area. (nps.gov/morr)
Of Special Note:
• Gen. George Washington spent 25% of his time as the Commander-in-Chief stationed in New Jersey.
• There are 49 National Heritage Areas in the U.S., but this is the only one dedicated to the American Revolution.
• Roughly 300 battles and skirmishes were fought throughout Revolutionary-era New Jersey